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Study identifies top concerns of parents in vaccinating their adolescent children

Medical Xpress, April 6, 2022

April 6, 2022

Study identifies top concerns of parents in vaccinating their adolescent children

Confidence in health authorities’ vaccine recommendations, the social benefit and a sense of collective responsibility to protect oneself and others were ranked among the top motivators of Southern California parents willing to vaccinate their adolescent children against COVID-19. According to a recent study led by the University of California, Irvine researchers, concerns over potential side effects, and skepticism over vaccine safety and efficacy were some of the chief issues expressed by parents hesitant to vaccinate their adolescent children against the virus.